Daniel Ricciardo, Lance Stroll play down their F1 Hungarian GP incident which eventually cost both the drivers to finish in points.

For Stroll, this week he took 11th like his teammate Sebastian Vettel last weekend. The worst position to finish in, one spot out of the points. However, the Canadian drove a strong race, reminiscent of the fact that they seem to run stronger on race-day than qualifying. His race was undone a bit by the collision with Ricciardo.

“I think I drove a strong race,” said Stroll. “Into the final stint, Sebastian was on the Medium and I was on the Soft – I did not have another Medium left, and he could make that tyre last a little bit longer. The Soft was the wrong tyre in the circumstances, sadly, but these things happen in racing. I had fun racing into the top 10.

“When I came up to pass Daniel, I gave him room on the inside at Turn Two, but I think he was struggling for grip on the Hard tyre and went a bit too deep. That is how it goes sometimes. We seem to have better pace on Sundays than we do on Saturdays, so we need to look at that. But there are plenty of positives to take away,” summed up Stroll.

For Ricciardo, it really was a mixed bag of a weekend. Making it through to Q3 on Saturday and a ninth place grid start saw him start well but once more he had major tyre issues, coupled with a collision with Stroll to really compound his weekend.

He did pass both the Alpine in a strong move but the stint on hard tyres along with the penalty or the collision with Stroll ended his chance of points. “Unfortunately, there were more lows than highs,” said Ricciardo. “The launch felt good but then I dropped a bit after that and I was almost middle braking into Turn One.

“I felt like I was in a decent spot but I remember an Alpine coming up high on the exit of Turn One and I ran out of room, so I had to get out of that, otherwise I was going to lose a wing. I lost momentum through Two and got done around the outside of Turn Two as well. So, it was a bit of a mess on the first lap. Then the Soft really fell apart and I didn’t have anything on that tyre. The Medium, it was a little bit better.

“I was able to make a nice double-move on the Alpines, which was fun. I managed to hold off Stroll for a bit on the Medium and then, when we came out on the Hard, and he came out on a Soft, we simply had no grip. I tried to avoid contact but I couldn’t and unfortunately hit him, spun him around and got a penalty and then that was it. The Hard didn’t work for us, I could just never really get it working,” summed up Ricciardo, who went to the Canadian after the race in parc ferme to apologise.

Here’s Daniel Ricciardo going to Lance Stroll: https://twitter.com/there_is_no_if/status/1554149699204030467?s=20&t=XqV0v5wt6ii9LCzwqjS74Q

Here’s Daniel Ricciardo passing both Alpine: https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/video.2022-hungarian-grand-prix-daniel-ricciardo-pulls-off-double-overtake-on-alpines.1739876892026978227.html

Here’s how F1 Hungarian GP panned out